On the guard of the cyber world: Ethical-hackers will appear in the Russian army
The Russian army will have special units, which will include ethical-hackers – people with technical education who will protect the “military Internet”. They will scan the system for the presence of enemy cyber attacks and quickly neutralize them.
Conscripts will not be able to get into such units because only officers with special higher technical education can serve in a cyber army.
According to military expert Dmitry Boltenkov, it is necessary to block the attacking computers of the enemy and prevent him from getting into the network. Usually, software and hardware protection is used for this, as well as special devices that protect against hacking or warn of penetration.
It is already known that the software has already been created that should unite the field control stations and provide a multi-level network protection system.
According to experts, such a system will make it impossible for external access to the “military Internet”. Protection includes several firewalls that prevent unauthorized access. So, specially designed antiviruses will track the unauthorized access of malware.
The exact place where the invasion occurred and the enemy could intercept radio signals or connect to the network will be detected with the help of special programs and equipment. Further, cybersecurity experts from the new unit can identify and localize the consequences of the attack.
The main advantage of this system is its autonomy because “military Internet” is not connected with the usual network, which means it is less prone to leaks and hacker attacks from outside.
The Ministry of Defense tested the work of the “military Internet” this year. The exchange of information at a speed of 300 Mbit/s was carried out between the field control stations at a distance of more than 2 thousand km. The military Department used special equipment and more than a thousand mobile communication and encryption complexes to create ultra-long data lines. The new system allows the exchange of information at a distance of several thousand kilometers, and all communication channels will be protected from hacking.
In addition, the Armed Forces of Russia are also creating a sovereign Internet – multiservice transport communication network (MTSS). It is planned to complete the first stage of work at the end of this year.
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